Every child should learn how to swim to reduce the risk of drowning. But whether due to fear of the water or uninterest in swimming, some kids don't want to get in the pool to learn. That's why we asked local experts for their advice on the best way to encourage your child to learn how to swim.
Dr. Scott Barkin, executive director of the Brooklyn-based Block Institute, offers travel advice for families with a child who has special needs.
Considering a move? Here's a primer for families looking to dip into the real estate market, with advice on buying, selling, financing, and how to get the timing right.
Consult our tips before you head to the shore this summer, and be confident that your children are prepared for swimming in the ocean.
While some of these tips are basic and others are aimed at moms and dads explicitly, these reminders could save a life.
Summer is the opportune time for kids to explore and experience new things. Here, Dr. Susan Bartell offers tips for parents on how they can encourage and make the most of those explorations.
We get healthy vitamin D from the sun, but too many rays can cause harm. Protect yourself in style this summer with our top picks for fashionable moms, including the best sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats.
Our summer reading picks for ages preschool through preteen are both fun and educational.
Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs have their own set of needs - an important fact for parents to address in order to raise a healthy family. Here, two New York City families share their stories, and experts share their insights and advice.
Whether you’ve been out of the workforce because you were laid off or because you decided to be a stay-at-home mother, our advice will help you get back in the game.
Social networking advice for job seekers.
Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes.
As a new dad, you may need to consider updating your car to a model more appropriate for carting precious cargo. Author and fellow father Martyn Cox offers advice on what to look for in a family vehicle. Plus, consult our list for car seat inspection sites in your area.
Securing safe and loving childcare is one of the most complex jobs a parent can face. The choice of how your child will spend the day when you cannot be there is a personal one that must be tailored to the individual needs of each family.
All sports, whether contact-based or otherwise, harbor the potential for injury. Read on for tips on how to keep your little athlete safe on the field and out of the emergency room.
What to do when you suspect your child's teacher is a bully.
Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life."
We sat down with a few summer camp experts, including moms and camp directors, to bring parents practical advice on what to pack (and what NOT to pack) with your child for camp.
About 25 percent of full-time working moms with children under the age of 5 have a grandparent caring for their children. While convenient, this arrangement is not without its complications. Author Julie Revelant explores the ramifications this relationship raises and how it's affected by generational changes in child raising.
Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area.
When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from experts, including camp directors in your area.
Get in touch with nature this Earth Day with these fun and environmentally friendly craft projects for children and families.
Serve the Right Food at Your Child's Birthday Party: Tips from the Experts in Suffolk County, Long Island
Food at parties seems to be an increasingly challenging issue. Some parents have gone organic, while more kids are diagnosed with allergies and lactose intolerances, and then there is the old-fashioned picky eater. See what advice the experts in Suffolk County, Long Island, had for parents about serving food at children's birthday parties.
Serve the Right Food at Your Child's Birthday Party: Tips from the Experts in Nassau County, Long Island
Food at parties seems to be an increasingly challenging issue. Some parents have gone organic, while more kids are diagnosed with allergies and lactose intolerances, and then there is the old-fashioned picky eater. See what advice the experts in Nassau County, Long Island, had for parents about serving food at children's birthday parties.
Food at parties seems to be an increasingly challenging issue. Some parents have gone organic, while more kids are diagnosed with allergies and lactose intolerances, and then there is the old-fashioned picky eater. See what advice the experts in Manhattan had for parents about serving food at children's birthday parties.